SEASON: 1892-93


Prev Season: 1891-92
This Season: 1892-93
Next Season: 1893-94
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)
MANAGER(s):
Harry Radford
FA Cup:
2nd Round (Everton (A) 2-4)
League Cup:
Did not exist

Top Goalscorer:
Alex Higgins, Tom McInnes (11 goals)

WHAT HAPPENED
This was our first season in the Football League after three years in the ill-fated Football Alliance. We started slowly but, after an amazing seven-win streak from Christmas to the end of February, we finished safe.

TABLE

FIRST DIVISION (Tier 1) - 1892-93
SEASON END TABLE Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Sunderland302244100361320581792442192.77778480-50-1
2Preston North End301731057391122341061823291.46154371-20-1
3Everton30164107451933441771730341.45098362-12-2
4Aston Villa301631173621212502442923381.17742354-50-1
5Bolton Wanderers301361156551212432115913341.01818322-01-3
6Burnley3013413514410233715321014291.15909302-21-1
7Stoke City30125135848825331643825321.20833293-40-3
8West Bromwich Albion3012513586992435173392352.84058293-42-2
9Blackburn Rovers308139475658229243571832.83929290-11-0
10Nottingham Forest3010812485272630273661825.9230828
11Wolverhampton Wanderers301241447681122321712121551.6911828FA Cup Winners3-12-2
12The Wednesday30123155565825342841102137.84615272-02-2
13Derby County309912526456430284382236.81250271-03-2
14Notts County30104165361834341521121946.8688524Relegated after test-match playoffs3-10-3
15Accrington Stanley3061113578155529341682847.7037023Resigned from League3-01-1
16Newton Heath3066185085636393503121150.5882418Remained in 1st Div after test-match playoffs1-13-1
Points per win: 2

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LEAGUE POSITIONS
GAME COUNTS
Competitive Games:
32
Competitive Goals:
54
Goals per game:
1.7
League Games:
30
League Points:
28 out of 60 (2 points per win)
Points Percentage:
46.7%


GOALS
Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored7 times9 times7 times2 times
Conceded11 times7 times3 times3 times2 times
Won By4 times5 times1 time1 time
Lost By8 times2 times2 times1 time

LEAGUE POSITION ANALYSIS
Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Forest
Pos
Num Days Opp
Pos
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1 11--1120 Preston North End (1-2)
2 23--3070 Preston North End (0-1), Sunderland (0-1), Sunderland (0-5)
3 311--202 Bolton Wanderers (2-0)
4 411--202 The Wednesday (2-0)
535 52--2580 Aston Villa (4-5), Bolton Wanderers (1-3)
636 63-12241 The Wednesday (2-2), Aston Villa (0-1), Blackburn Rovers (0-1)
78 7-------
85 833--716 Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-1), Blackburn Rovers (1-0), Accrington Stanley (3-0)
914 9321-855 Derby County (3-2), Notts County (3-1), West Bromwich Albion (2-2)
1011 101--1030 Notts County (0-3)
115 11-------
1213 124121884 Stoke City (3-4), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-2), Burnley (1-1), Everton (2-1)
1338 133111663 Burnley (2-2), Derby County (1-0), West Bromwich Albion (3-4)
1432 14-------
1529 153-21252 Stoke City (0-3), Newton Heath (1-1), Accrington Stanley (1-1)
16 1611--312 Newton Heath (3-1)
Not included: Week 1 game against Everton (2-2) as all teams were unplaced at the time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
12,000 (Preston North End)
Lowest League Attendance:
3,000 (Accrington Stanley)
Average League Attendance:
7,200
Highest Cup Attendance:
-
Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
6
Yellow Cards:
0
Red Cards:
0   
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
0   (scored by us for opponents)   
Penalties scored:
2
Penalties conceded:
1
Penalties missed:
0
Penalties saved:
0


GAMES
 
Manager for all games: Harry Radford
League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreAttPosScorers
1Sat Sep 03, 1892EvertonA2-214,0008Pike (11'), Higgins (88')
2Sat Sep 10, 1892Stoke CityH3-49,00010Scott (14'), McInnes (33'), McCallum (60')
3Sat Sep 17, 1892Preston North EndA0-18,00014
4Sat Sep 24, 1892Preston North EndH1-212,00015Higgins (42' pen)
5Sat Oct 01, 1892Derby CountyA3-28,50014Higgins (37'), McInnes (57', 80')
6Mon Oct 03, 1892The WednesdayA2-28,00011Pike (?), McInnes (40')
7Sat Oct 08, 1892Notts CountyA0-318,00013
8Sat Oct 15, 1892Aston VillaA0-110,00015
9Thu Oct 20, 1892Bolton WanderersH2-04,00011McCallum (55'), Higgins (60')
10Sat Oct 22, 1892Stoke CityA0-35,00013
11Sat Oct 29, 1892Newton HeathH1-18,00013McInnes (50')
12Sat Nov 05, 1892Wolverhampton WanderersA2-25,00013Shaw (?, 4')
13Sat Nov 12, 1892Aston VillaH4-58,00012McCallum (?, 7', 65'), Pike (10')
14Sat Nov 19, 1892SunderlandA0-14,00015
15Sat Nov 26, 1892BurnleyA1-14,00015McCallum (15')
16Thu Dec 01, 1892The WednesdayH2-04,00012Higgins (5'), McPherson (7')
17Sat Dec 03, 1892SunderlandH0-510,00013
18Sat Dec 10, 1892BurnleyH2-28,00014McInnes (10'), Higgins (50')
19Sat Dec 24, 1892Wolverhampton WanderersH3-16,00014Higgins (?), McPherson (15'), Smith (17')
20Sat Dec 31, 1892Blackburn RoversA1-05,00014Shaw (36')
21Sat Jan 07, 1893Accrington StanleyH3-03,00013Higgins (?, 10'), Smith (?)
22Thu Jan 12, 1893EvertonH2-15,0006Pike (?), McInnes (44')
23Sat Jan 14, 1893Newton HeathA3-16,0006Pike (?), McInnes (20'), Smith (85')
24Sat Jan 28, 1893Derby CountyH1-012,0005Higgins (47')
25Sat Feb 25, 1893Notts CountyH3-110,0005Pike (35'), McInnes (40', 65')
26Thu Mar 02, 1893West Bromwich AlbionH3-44,0005McPherson (? pen), Daft (8'), Shaw (15')
27Sat Mar 11, 1893Blackburn RoversH0-15,0007
28Sat Mar 18, 1893Accrington StanleyA1-14,0005McPherson (30')
29Fri Mar 31, 1893Bolton WanderersA1-39,0007Smith (?)
30Mon Apr 03, 1893West Bromwich AlbionA2-24,0008Shaw (10'), McCallum (11')

FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayH/AScoreAttScorers
Sat Jan 21, 1893Casuals1H4-0-Smith (5'), McInnes (20'), Pike (40'), Higgins (55')
Sat Feb 04, 1893Everton2A2-425,000Pike (30'), Shaw (80')

Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreAttScorers
Thu Sep 01, 1892ArdwickEnglandA2-2-Higgins (20'), Pike (55')
Thu Sep 08, 1892Lincoln CityEnglandH3-12,000McInnes (?, ?), Higgins (?)
Wed Sep 14, 1892Lincoln CityEnglandA3-21,800? (?, 10', 88')
Thu Nov 03, 1892Sheffield UnitedEnglandH0-1-
Sat Dec 17, 1892Royal ArsenalEnglandA3-2-Pike (2'), Jeffrey (5' OG), Oscroft (30')
Mon Dec 26, 1892Notts CountyEnglandA1-0-McInnes (80')
Sat Feb 11, 1893Sheffield UnitedEnglandA3-43,000Daft (55'), Higgins (82', 87')
Thu Feb 16, 1893Grimsby TownEnglandA2-0-McInnes (?), Pike (20')
Sat Feb 18, 1893Derby CountyEnglandH3-2-Shaw (?), Daft (?, ?)
Sat Mar 04, 1893Small HeathEnglandA3-2-Pike (?), McInnes (?), Shaw (86')
Tue Mar 21, 1893Grantham RoversEnglandA0-01,200
Sat Mar 25, 1893Newcastle UnitedEnglandA1-42,500Pike (?)
Wed Mar 29, 1893LoughboroughEnglandA1-1-Pike (?)
Sat Apr 08, 1893Sheffield WednesdayEnglandA1-22,000McInnes (8')
Sat Apr 15, 1893Leicester FosseEnglandA5-15,000McCallum (?), McInnes (?, ?, ?), Shaw (20')
Thu Apr 20, 1893Derby CountyEnglandH4-11,000McCallum (?), McInnes (?, 20', 25')
Sat Apr 22, 1893Burton SwiftsEnglandA3-1-Smith (?, ?), McCallum (?)
Wed Apr 26, 1893Chesterfield TownEnglandA5-0-McPherson (?), Smith (?), McInnes (?, ?), McCallum (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (6) - £0 Out (10) - £0
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Baker (1893)BoughtBaker (1893)Sold
C Smith (1893)BoughtC Smith (1893)Sold
Peter McCrackenBoughtFred ThompsonSold
Tom McInnesBoughtJoe ThornhillSold
May 23, 1892Jack EarpBoughtJohn BullockSold
Dec 16, 1892Dan AllsopBoughtPercy OscroftSold
Robertson (1891-92)Sold
Thomas HamiltonRetired
William MasonSold
Mar 11, 1893Harry DaftSold


SQUAD
*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
Goalkeepers
GK Dan Allsop England2110712
GKJoe Thornhill321
GKWilliam Brown England194510
Defenders
D Adam Scott Scotland30117121
D Archibald Ritchie Scotland2021768
DBaker (1893)11
DHarry Pike England
D Jack Earp1915438
DRobertson (1891-92)11
Midfielders
MAlbert Smith England23219481
MC Smith (1893)11
MFred Thompson England11
MJohn Bullock Wales11
M John McPherson Scotland252310584
MNeil McCallum Scotland241927107
MPeter McCracken Scotland223110813
MThomas Hamilton Scotland207241
MTommy Jeacock
MWilliam 'Tich' Smith England232510694
Forwards
FAlex Barbour Scotland30
FAlex Higgins Scotland28271161011
FArthur Shaw England2326106106
FHarry Daft England264221
F Horace Pike England2229107128
FPercy Oscroft England19
FTom McInnes Scotland19321181311
FWilliam Mason Scotland225113
Brown
H James
J Watson
John Abell England
Milne


GOALSCORERS


Number of different scorers: 14
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
11Alex Higgins27
11Tom McInnes32
8Horace Pike29
7Neil McCallum19
6Arthur Shaw26
4 (1)John McPherson23
4William 'Tich' Smith25
1Adam Scott30
1Albert Smith21
1Harry Daft4


LEAGUE DOUBLES (FOR)
Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Derby CountySat Oct 01, 1892Away3-2Sat Jan 28, 1893Home1-0



LEAGUE DOUBLES (AGAINST)
Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Aston VillaSat Oct 15, 1892Away0-1Sat Nov 12, 1892Home4-5
Preston North EndSat Sep 17, 1892Away0-1Sat Sep 24, 1892Home1-2
Stoke CitySat Sep 10, 1892Home3-4Sat Oct 22, 1892Away0-3
SunderlandSat Nov 19, 1892Away0-1Sat Dec 03, 1892Home0-5